It helps to raise awareness of your plastics usage by showing you exactly how much plastic you use and discard.
Just collect your plastic waste over the course of a month so that you can analyse your plastics footprint.
We think you will be shocked at how much plastic you consume.
For one month (4 weeks) keep every single piece of plastic that you would normally recycle or throw in the bin
How big is your plastics footprint? Analyse your plastic usage and discover your most common plastic wastes
Implement measures to reduce your plastics footprint and recycle or repurpose any plastics you buy.
Spread the word! Share on social media! Get your friends involved. Start a challenge at your work or school.
Collect all of your plastic wasteKeep ALL of your plastic waste for 4 weeks. Keep everything. Do not throw away or recycle anything. Wash it, clean it and keep it.
Weekly Check-inAt the end of each week keep tally by sharing a photo of your plastic waste. If you are calculating your plastics footprint you can also use our tally page. Feel free to share your results on our social media feeds.
Calculate your plastic footprintAfter each week you can tally your results and calculate your Plastics Footprint. This result is the impact that you are having on the global plastics problem, Use the calculator to check your progress.
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle.Analyse your waste, and look at ways to reduce your plastics consumption. Try replacing the common and high volume items with plastic free alternatives. Avoid items that are not recyclable in your locality. Find out where to take items not covered by municipal recycling schemes.
Promote a Circular Plastics EconomyReduce your plastics footprint by recycling and repurposing. Support recycling initiatives by purchasing recycled items. Join local community initiatives.
Spread the wordNaturally after doing such a great job you will want to tell others, and that's a very good thing. Please spread the word and get others onboard
Avoid all single use plastics. Avoid those plastics that cannot be recycled locally. Use strategies to minimise your plastics footprint.
Repurposing and upcycling items instead of disposing of them is a great way to reduce plastics consumption and wastage
Find out what plastics your local municipal waste organisations can recycle. Look for local community recycling initiatives or start your own.
Take your own grocery bags and containers to the store. Repurpose rather than replace. Buy sustainable items wherever possible.